12th Floor Wilder Tower Recruitment Center Will Offer Spectacular 360-Degree Views to Prospective Students

January 22, 2018 - The University of Memphis will soon begin renovation on the 12th floor of Wilder Tower, transforming it into a Recruitment Center for prospective students offering spectacular views of the campus and the city beyond.

The center will offer an information area for students and their families who are touring the campus. There will be a presentation area for 100 people in a lecture-style space with smart classroom capabilities – including monitors and Surround Sound – where students can get an introduction to the campus and the academic programs offered. A workspace with computers will be available for campus tour guides. Counselors and other staff members will have a small area where they can hold conversations in a quiet setting.

"The Enrollment Services Division and Office of Admissions are overjoyed by plans to renovate the 12th floor of Wilder Tower for our Recruitment Center," said Dr. William Akey, vice provost for Enrollment Services. "The amazing 360-degree view of the campus will be the starting point for prospective students to begin their campus tour. The view from the 12th floor is the best on campus, and one of the best in our city. You can see the Clark Tower to the east, downtown, the Pyramid and Hernando de Soto Bridge to the west, and our entire campus.

"This beautiful space will also be utilized for recruitment receptions and Alumni events and will enable us to give prospective students a full overview of University academic offerings. We now have the 'wow' factor for our tour program that we have dreamed of for years."

The project is in the designer selection phase. The overall project is expected to be completed in spring 2019.

Wilder Tower is home to many UofM student services, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarship, Orientation, Academic Advising and Registrar's and Bursar's offices.


Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l cgallina@memphis.edu